Just like Bo Jackson knew football, baseball and marketing, Tony Barbee knows the city of Memphis. After recruiting the city as an assistant at Memphis and the head man at UTEP, Auburn's newest coach went back to his roots and landed the nation's #74 player in the class of 2011 on Sunday night when Cedrick McAfee chose the Tigers.
Now, the 6-foot-3 combo guard from Memphis (Tenn.) Melrose didn't exactly take a direct route to Auburn. Just a few weeks ago, McAfee selected Florida International without even visiting the school after hosting Isiah Thomas for an in-home visit.
Shortly after, though, McAfee reconsidered his options and decided to go ahead with his scheduled visit to check out Barbee's program.